“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” Reflecting on these words by Lao Tzu got me thinking about how they relate to the current coronavirus hysteria.
I am noticing a great deal of fear in the collective consciousness right now, particularly in the West, in regards to what is being called a global pandemic. While the Center for Disease Control in the US estimated that nearly 650,000 people die from the flu every year, a tiny fraction of that figure have died from COVID-19. This is not to say that we should downplay the current virus being focused on, or lack compassion for those who are suffering, but we should do our best to maintain a stable energy field, so that we do not allow fear to consume and control us. Fear can cause stress and suppress your immune system, making you even more susceptible to something like the coronavirus.